Under Milk Wood

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The definitive new edition of Thomas’s famous radio playUnder Milk Wood is the masterpiece “radio play for voices” Dylan Thomas finished just before his death in 1953. First commissioned by the BBC and broadcast in 1954, it has been performed and celebrated by Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Elton John, Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O’Toole, and many others. In Under Milk Wood, Thomas gave fullest expression to his sense of the magnificent flavor and variety of life. A moving and ...

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Overview

The definitive new edition of Thomas’s famous radio playUnder Milk Wood is the masterpiece “radio play for voices” Dylan Thomas finished just before his death in 1953. First commissioned by the BBC and broadcast in 1954, it has been performed and celebrated by Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Elton John, Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O’Toole, and many others. In Under Milk Wood, Thomas gave fullest expression to his sense of the magnificent flavor and variety of life. A moving and hilarious account of a spring day in a small Welsh town, the play begins with dreams and ghosts before dawn and closes “as the rain of dusk brings on the bawdy night.”This new edition contains the definitive version of the play, edited by the noted Dylan Thomas scholars Walford Davies and Ralph Maud, with an in-depth introduction by Davies as well as extensive and helpful textual and explanatory notes.

Completed just before his death in 1953, this work gives the fullest expression to Thomas' sense of the magnificent flavor and variety of life. A moving and hilarious account of a spring day in a small Welsh coastal town, Under Milk Wood is "lyrical, impassioned and funny, an Our Town given universality" (The New Statesman and Nation). (Poetry/Plays)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811220927
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 402,496
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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The reputation of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century has not waned in the fifty years since his death. His work, noted for its lush metaphors, musicality, and playfulness within traditional forms, was largely responsible for modernizing poetic verse. Thomas also wrote captivating short stories, a novella, several screenplays and radio plays, as well as his delightful stage play, Under Milk Wood—all infused with his passion for the English language and his enduring love of Wales.

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

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    Twentieth-century drama that is very innovative.

    A great addition to the poetry of Dylan Thomas. What a dynmic writer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2005

    Amazing

    Dylan Thomas' play Under Milk Wood is the reflection of a day in a small sea town, narrated by two anonymous voices and a blind, old sea captain. Thomas' use of imagery is unquestionably the best I have ever read.

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